Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark
The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding. Only qualified Iyengar teachers can display this mark. In the UK, high standards of teaching are ensured by a syllabus of mentoring, and assessments endorsed by the IY(UK), and by the Iyengars in Pune, India.
All of the qualifications follow a syllabus, require at least one year of specific mentorship and practice,
and are undertaken sequentially, building on the previous levels:
- Introductory Levels 1 & 2
- Intermediate Junior Levels 1, 2 & 3
- Intermediate Senior Levels 1, 2 & 3
- Advanced Junior Levels 1, 2 & 3
- Advanced Senior Levels 1 & 2.
For further information go to www.iyengaryoga.org.uk
Yogacharya Sri BKS Iyengar developed what has come to be called Iyengar Yoga from a firm, spiritual, philosophical and practical base. Iyengar yoga is a way of life, rather than a physical activity. A very successful teacher training programme has run for many years and took its final intake of trainees in January 2018. A new system of preparing for teaching assessment is being finalised.
Candidates for teaching assessments must have practiced Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years before presenting for an assessment. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in his/her personal practice in the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar Yoga and its philosophy.